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Staff in the migrant sector often see people who are homeless, including people sleeping rough. There is a range of homelessness services available from local authorities, charities and community groups in London. Understanding these services, and how to access them, will help staff in both the migrant and homelessness sectors to work together effectively in order to provide holistic support to their clients.  

Delegates will learn about: definitions and causes of homelessness; housing and support services available; how to find services; and how to develop links with the homelessness sector. There'll be small group activities, as well as time for questions and discussion. The course workbook includes links to further information and resources. 

This course is part of the Supporting non-UK nationals training programme.

The course will include: 

  • What is homelessness?  
    • Definitions 
    • Law 
    • Statistics 
  • The causes of homelessness 
    • Hidden groups 
    • Support needs 
  • Services are available in London 
    • Service types 
  • Accessing services and support 
    • Practical tips on advising and representing migrant rough sleepers 
    • Flexibilities available for rough sleepers 
    • Referral pathways 
    • How to develop links with the homelessness sector  
  • Sources of information 
    • Where to find service information 
    • Data sources 

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for Immigration Solicitors and staff in the migrant sector who want to develop their knowledge and understanding of homelessness and rough sleeping in London.

This course is not suitable for those who works frontline in the homelessness sector, this course would be too basic for you. If you work frontline in the homelessness sector, please sign-up to our newsletter to be informed of the next set of dates for the courses that are appropriate for you.

Please note this training programme is supported by the Mayor of London and so is for people who are working in London.

How to join

Due to high demand, please register your interest below to submit an expression of interest in attending the session and we will be in touch to confirm your place.

If you have any questions, please contact Hannah Opie, email hannah.opie@homelesslink.org.ukor call 07939967209

Register your interest